Story and Directed by: Kabelo Sebesho
MXO (ON THE HOOK)
Location: Alexandra township and Yeoville (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Much Thanks to my Johannesburg connect, who helped me navigate around and hooked me up with dis n dat, thank you..
The message to this track makes a lot of sense to me especially being a people of "this" land, my interpretation of it is "amidst all, there is still happiness, hope all find something to relate to in it, be meaning, metaphor, rhyme or too.....Enjoy
Written and Produced by Samuel Morris & Suleika Müller
Director: Samuel Morris
Creative Director: Suleika Müller
Director Of Photography: Fabio Tozzo
Camera: Tobias Kubli
"Only in silence I find myself. Life in the city is so hectic that you lose the right perspective. It's important to know that our greatest resources are in our heart." - Rabindranath Tagore
This music video is about finding ourselves even if we are surrounded by misery and distress.
The story is inspired by Hermann Hesse's "Siddhartha" which is about a man who's seeking spiritual enlightenment his whole life.
At one point he perceives that he doesn't reach his goal by meditating silently in the forest so he decides to move to the city and starts a normal life. After many years he realizes that he's lost the right perspective and moves to a riverside to become a ferryman. Because he had a lot of painful experiences in his life but finally lets go of all his sorrows and sadness he achieves enlightenment in the end.
Similar to this story the pure girl, born through a river, first experiences the beautiful nature until she reaches a city where she sees all kinds of people who had lost their perspectives. She decides not to let her environment impair herself and starts dancing as meditation. Through this meditation she teleports herself back to the forest where she finally lets go of the grief she had experienced in the city (symbolized by lifting the black veil).
She reaches enlightenment and is reunited with the river which is a symbol for the cosmos.